Among the millions of people who watched the spectacular 'ring of fire' eclipse on Sunday across a thin strip of the Western U.S. and eastern Asia, was a 26-year-old woman from San Bruno, California.
The reason why we picked out this woman, who was not identified by the police, is because she blamed the solar eclipse for a car accident that left a 10-year old girl with a broken arm.
According to CBS News, the woman was heading west on Grand avenue in San Francisco at about 7:10 pm on Sunday in her vehicle when she hit a mom and her daughter while the two were in the middle of a crosswalk.
The driver's excuse? She told police that the glare from the solar eclipse blinded her for some time.
As a result of the accident, the little girl suffered a broken right arm while her mother was not injured.
Police said the driver was not charged with a crime.
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